MySQL for Beginners

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code TPSQL-4401

This course is no longer running. The Introduction to MySQL is recommended as an alternative.


Course Content (19 topics)

  • Understand the features and benefits of MySQL
  • Be able to find information about products, support and training
  • Be able to install and start the MySQL server
  • Understand the basics of Relational Databases
  • Understand the SQL and MySQL languages
  • Understand Data/Column types with regard to efficient database design
  • Be able to view a database design structure/content
  • Create a database design using an efficient structure
  • Be able to extract basic database information using the SELECT command
  • Be able to troubleshoot syntax and understand typical warnings and errors
  • Be able to delete or modify a database
  • Be able to delete or modify table row data
  • Grouping query data with Aggregation
  • Connect data from multiple table rows using JOIN
  • Perform nested sub-queries
  • Use of Simple Functions (String, Date, Numerical)
  • Understand the primary methods for exporting and importing data
  • Describe MySQL connectors, their major features and differences.
  • Understand MySQL storage engines, transactions and features of the common engines


Basic computer literacy is required. Previous experience with any command-line program (such as MS-DOS) is beneficial. Some knowledge of database concepts would be very helpful but is not necessary. If you have previous database experience, we recommend you compile a set of questions before the course. This will ensure you get the most out of your time with the instructor.

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